2017 Archive

McMurry Theatre to Present All This and Moonlight

Friday, September 22, 2017 — McMurry senior theatre student Graeme Regan will be directing All This and Moonlight written by Charles R. Johnson from October 5-7 in the Ryan Little Theatre. Curtain time is 7:30 p.m. The cast of All This and Moonlight features ...

McMurry Wind Ensemble Concert Features Three Student Musicians

Friday, September 22, 2017 — McMurry University’s concert band, the Wind Ensemble, will feature three current McMurry students as guest soloists during its first concert of the 2017-18 season, entitled “For the Brass” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, ...

McMurry University invites all military and dependents to Military Appreciation Day on Saturday, September 30

Friday, September 15, 2017 — Active duty and retired military and their dependents will be honored guests at McMurry University’s football game against Texas Lutheran University at 1 p.m. Saturday, September 30, at Wilford Moore Stadium. All military members and ...

McMurry University Fall 2017 Enrollment Increases

Friday, September 15, 2017 — McMurry University is reporting a 3.1 percent increase in total student enrollment this fall to 1113, up from 1080 students in 2016. This is the third straight year for enrollment increases at McMurry. “Not only were we able to ...

McMurry University to celebrate Family Weekend Sept. 15-17

Thursday, September 14, 2017 — \McMurry University will celebrate Family Weekend Sept. 15-17 with a number of special activities for students and their families. Friday’s events include dinner in the Mabee Dining Hall, Sailesh the Hypnotist at 7 p.m. and trivia ...

McMurry University named to first tier in latest U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges Guide

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 — McMurry University is proud to be recognized as a top-ranked institution for the 22nd consecutive year by U.S. News and World Report Best College Guide. McMurry was ranked 12th in the first tier of top ranked institution in the Western Region of ...

McMurry University Alumni News

Monday, September 04, 2017 —  Several McMurry University alumni have received special honors or awards. Jonathan Urbanczyk, D.O., a 2011 McMurry alumnus, has been named Intern of the Year by the Internal Medicine Residents at Scott & What Medical Center at ...

McMurry University Holds Fall Convocation on Tuesday, Sept. 5

Monday, September 04, 2017 — Dr. Allen Withers, McMurry’s Dean of Students and Campus Life, will be the featured speaker for McMurry University’s Fall 2017 Opening Convocation at 11 a.m. Tuesday, September 5, in Radford Auditorium. Convocation marks the ...

New McMurry Students Prepare for College Life During War Hawk Welcome Week Orientation Aug. 23-27

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 — McMurry University opens the fall semester this week as the freshman class of 2021 arrives Wednesday, August 23, to participate in War Hawk Welcome Week orientation. The four-day action-packed program starts on Wednesday, when students move ...

McMurry to offer Group Exercise Classes This Fall

Monday, August 21, 2017 — McMurry University will offer open-to-the-public group exercise classes from August 28 through December 8. All classes will be held in the Hunt Physical Education Center Room 200. Yoga classes will meet from noon to 12:55 on Tuesdays through ...

McMurry University to Offer New Major in Criminology Beginning This Fall

Tuesday, August 08, 2017 — Beginning this fall, the McMurry University Department of Sociology and Criminology will provide students the opportunity to major in criminology leading to a bachelor of arts degree in criminology. “Studying criminology at McMurry ...

McMurry University Hosts Rep. Mac Thornberry and Rep. Jodey Arrington at Military Affairs Committee Luncheon

Monday, July 31, 2017 — McMurry University is proud to host the Abilene Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Committee as they welcome U.S. Representatives Mac Thornberry and Jodey Arrington to a luncheon at noon Thursday, August 3, in the Garrison United Methodist ...

McMurry Hosting 200 High School and Middle School Musicians at Annual Band Camps

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 — There will be plenty of music heard across the McMurry University campus the next few days as the McMurry Band program is hosting more than 200 middle school and high school students from across the state for a week of music making and ...

McMurry University Historian Has Article Published

Monday, July 10, 2017 — Distinguished Professor of History emeritus and McMurry University Historian Dr. Robert Sledge had an article published in the July 2017 issue of Gettysburg Magazine titled “First Shot, Not Shot, Last Shot: ...

McMurry Athletics Approved for Final Step of NCAA III Reclassification Process

Friday, July 07, 2017 — McMurry University Athletics has been notified that it has advanced to the fourth and final year of the reclassification process to full Division III membership in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). The NCAA Division III ...

McMurry Announces Successful Completion of $10 Million Campaign to Endow School of Business

Thursday, June 29, 2017 — Pictured (from left) are Sara Graham, Ken Murphy (First Financial), Gloria McDaniel, Elizabeth Farr (Johnsons’ granddaughter), and Bynum and Barbara Miers. McMurry University announced today it has exceeded the $10,000,000 goal to ...

Rev. Marty CashBurless Named University Chaplain and Director of Religious Life at McMurry University

Friday, June 16, 2017 — Rev. Marty CashBurless, a 1978 McMurry University alumna and current University Chaplain at the University of Mount Union in Ohio, has been appointed as University Chaplain and Director of Religious Life at McMurry University beginning August 1, ...

Rev. Marty CashBurless Named University Chaplain and Director of Religious Life at McMurry University

Friday, June 16, 2017 — Rev. Marty CashBurless, a 1978 McMurry University alumna and current University Chaplain at the University of Mount Union in Ohio, has been appointed as University Chaplain and Director of Religious Life at McMurry University beginning August 1, ...

McMurry Professor Dr. Jerry Hollingsworth Has Book on Native Americans Published

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 — McMurry University Professor of Sociology Dr. Jerry Hollingsworth’s new book, Native America in the 21st Century, has been published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. The book, which is dedicated to McMurry’s first president ...

McMurry Band and Choir to Perform at Carnegie Hall

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 — The McMurry University band and choir will perform at New York’s Carnegie Hall on March 15, 2018. The two groups will travel to New York City for a four-day residency, and share the stage for a solo concert performance in ...

Physics Professor Dr. Tikhon Bykov Honored

Monday, May 22, 2017 — Dr. Tikhon Bykov, professor of physics, has been named the 2017 Gordon L. and Lola Bennett Scholar for his continuing contributions to outstanding teaching, scholarship, and service at McMurry University. Dr. Bykov joined McMurry faculty in ...

Two Endowments Established at McMurry University

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 — McMurry University is the recipient of two endowments benefiting the athletic department and the school of business. Sara Graham established The Paul and Sara Graham Athletics Endowment to honor both Paul and Sara’s love for sports. ...

McMurry University to Host Million Word Reader Event

Friday, May 12, 2017 — Elementary school students who have been working toward their million-word reading goal throughout the school year will get to celebrate their accomplishment on Monday, May 15, as McMurry University hosts about 440 students from the Abilene ...

McMurry University to hold Commencement on May 13

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 — Ray Martinez III, president of Independent Colleges and Universities of Texas, Inc., will be the guest speaker for the McMurry University Commencement at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 13, in Hunt P.E. Center. McMurry will confer degrees on 167 seniors at ...

McMurry University to help students traveling home with pre-trip Pit Stop

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 — The McMurry University staff council is sponsoring the McMurry Pit Stop free to students from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, May 9-11, between Gold Star Residence Hall and Hunt Physical Education Center. Volunteers will ...

McMurry University to Offer Workout Classes

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 —  McMurry University will offer low impact aerobics exercise classes to the public from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays from May 8 through July 12. The classes will be held in room 200 of Hunt PE Center on the McMurry ...

Abilenian Tucker Bridwell to Receive Honorary Doctorate from McMurry University

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 — Abilene businessman and  community leader Tucker Bridwell will receive the Honorary Doctorate of Humanities during McMurry University’s Commencement at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 13, in Hunt P.E. Center. Bridwell served on the ...

McMurry's Bev Ball to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award from CSCAA

Wednesday, May 03, 2017 — Bev Ball, McMurry University's retiring longtime swimming coach who already owns a boatload of accolades and honors, will add one more on May 8 when she is awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the College Swimming and Diving Coaches ...

McMurry University Honors Employees at 2017 Faculty Staff Appreciation Reception

Wednesday, May 03, 2017 — ABILENE, Texas – McMurry University faculty and staff were honored at the 2017 Faculty Staff Appreciation Reception. The outstanding faculty member is Dr. Gary Shanafelt, professor of history. Dr. Shanafelt joined the McMurry faculty ...

McMurry’s Dr. Robert Wallace Elected President of the Southwestern Sociological Association

Wednesday, May 03, 2017 — McMurry University Professor Dr. Robert Wallace has been elected as president of the Southwestern Sociological Association at its annual meeting recently. This position is spread out over a four-year cycle.   For ...

McMurry University Senior to Present Art Show

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 —  McMurry University senior Kaitlynn Andrews invites you to her senior show A Potter’s Seasons on May 8-13 in the Amy Graves Ryan Art Gallery. A reception will be held immediately following Commencement ...

Daniel Zales is Featured Speaker at McMurry’s Johnson School of Business Speaker Series

Friday, April 21, 2017 — Daniel Zales, an expert in business investment, portfolio strategy development, and even microgravity research with NASA, will be the featured speaker at the Johnson School of Business Speaker Series at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 27, in Old Main ...

McMurry University Seniors Katy Headrick and Kim Fritz to Present Art Show

Friday, April 21, 2017 —  McMurry University seniors Katy Headrick and Kim Fritz invite you to their senior show Journal Entries on April 24-28 in the Amy Graves Ryan Art Gallery. Journal Entries exhibits paintings, drawings, photographs and ceramics created by ...

McMurry Wind Ensemble To Perform

Thursday, April 20, 2017 — The McMurry University Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Band Director David Robinson, will present its spring concert “Something New” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 2, at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 1741 ...

McMurry Alumna Barbara Seidel Swagerty Receives John Wesley Award

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 — In recognition of her many years of service to McMurry University, alumna Barbara Seidel Swagerty ’56 has been selected to receive the John Wesley Award for exemplary service and giving to her alma mater. She will receive the award at ...

McMurry Model UN to Present “Disarmament at the Zoo” for McMurry Magnet Class

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 — The McMurry Model UN class will be holding an in-class simulation of the United Nations for the Fifth Grade Math-Science Magnet Class at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, in Old Main Building. The simulation is comparable to what the Model UN delegates ...

McMurry University Faculty and Student News

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 — Below are news items of interest from McMurry University faculty and students. McMurry University Senior English and Writing major Dorothy Williams has been accepted to the NEW Leadership™ program held at the University of Texas ...

McMurry University Announces NCAA Division III Week Activities

Friday, March 31, 2017 — The McMurry University Athletics Department will be sponsoring several activities as a part of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) "Division III Week," which runs April 3-9, 2017.   Division III Week is a positive ...

McMurry Model UN Wins Award at 2017 National Model United Nations Conference

Friday, March 31, 2017 — McMurry University’s Model United Nations team won an award at the 2017 National Model United Nations Conference in New York City March 19-23. Representing the diplomatic delegation of Kyrgyzstan, the Model UN team was rewarded for ...

McMurry University Faculty and Student News

Thursday, March 30, 2017 — Below are news items of interest from McMurry University faculty and students. McMurry University Director of Online Degrees Matt Dodd attended the 2017 Texas Council on Family Relations annual conference March 23-24 in Austin, TX. He serves ...

Save the Date for T.I.P. Sing Song at McMurry

Thursday, March 30, 2017 — Next to McMurry’s unique homecoming experience, the longest-lasting tradition on campus is the T.I.P. Sing Song.  First held in 1958, this year’s event will be the 59th anniversary of the student-produced song and ...

McMurry to Host Marimba Madness

Monday, March 27, 2017 — McMurry University is hosting the seventh annual Marimba Madness concert featuring guest artist Susan Powell. The concert, which also features regional high school, college and professional percussionists, is Friday, March 31 at 7:30 in the Bynum ...

McMurry University Annual Spring Student Art Competition

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 — The McMurry University Annual Spring Student Art Competition is scheduled for March 29-April 19 in the Ryan and Gypsy Ted Galleries. A reception for the competition will be held at noon, March 31, in the Ryan Gallery and foyer. Works on ...

90th Birthday Celebration Slated for McMurry Coaching Legend Hershel Kimbrell

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 — McMurry University will be hosting a 90th birthday celebration for its former hall-of-fame men’s basketball head coach – and gymnasium namesake – Hershel Kimbrell on Saturday, April 1 at 2:30 p.m.  The event ...

McMurry to Host Texas Screenwriter

Monday, March 20, 2017 — McMurry University’s 2017 Knox-Bennett Guest Writer will be award-winning screenwriter Lauren Modery. Modery will discuss the importance of blogging at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, March 30, in the Jay-Rollins Library.  The ...

Two McMurry Students Receive Dr. Sandra S. Harper Women's Leadership Scholarship

Monday, March 06, 2017 — Juniors Symphony Munoz and Chandi Chandler have been selected by McMurry University to receive the Dr. Sandra Harper Women’s Leadership Scholarship for the 2017-18 academic year. The Dr. Sandra S. Harper Women’s Leadership ...

McMurry hosts V.A.S.E (Visual Art Scholastic Event) Breaking Through Exhibit

Monday, March 06, 2017 — McMurry University’s Gypsy Ted Gallery is hosting the V.A.S.E (Visual Art Scholastic Event) Breaking Through exhibit through March 24, 2017. A closing reception will be held from 5-6:30 p.m. Friday, March 24. The artwork, created by ...

McMurry University Faculty and Student News

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 — Below are news items of interest from McMurry University faculty and students. Charlie Hukill, professor of theatre at McMurry University, has been selected as this year’s recipient of the Stephen F. Austin (SFA) State University ...

Nancy E. Jones to Speak at Women’s Leadership Luncheon at McMurry

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 — Nancy E. Jones, President/CEO of the North Texas Community Foundation and a nationally-prominent leader in the development of community foundations across the United States, will be the featured speaker at the fourth annual Women’s ...

McMurry University to host Sikes-Melugin Lectureship

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 — Dr. Philip Jenkins, the Distinguished Professor of History at Baylor University and co-director for Baylor's program on Historical Studies of Religion in the Institute for Studies of Religion, will deliver the 2017 Sikes-Melugin Lectures in ...

McMurry University Faculty and Student News

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 — Below are news items of interest from McMurry University faculty and students. APPA, the association dedicated to leadership in educational facilities, is proud to announce that Brad Poorman at McMurry University has received the Certified ...

McMurry University Theatre Alumnus Has Play Published

Monday, February 20, 2017 — McMurry University theatre alumnus David Remschel ’14 is having a play published by Dramatic Publishing Company.  The play, No Room for a Picture on the Blank Wall, was written while Remschel was a student at McMurry and ...

Become a Texas Teacher with McMurry’s FasTrack Program

Thursday, February 16, 2017 — Registration is now open for McMurry University’s FasTrack program. FasTrack presents an exciting opportunity for anyone who has a bachelor’s degree and is seeking Texas teacher certification. Coursework begins May 15 and can ...

McMurry Art Student Sara Kiser’s Works on Display This Week

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 — Works from McMurry alumna Sara Kiser will be on display at McMurry University’s Gypsy Ted Gallery, 1642 Sayles Boulevard, through February 18.  Gallery hours are from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or by appointment. ...

Olympian Gold Medal Winner Earl Young to Speak at McMurry University

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 — Earl Young, an Olympic gold medalist at the 1960 Summer Games and member of the Texas Track and Field Hall of Fame, will be speaking at McMurry University on Thursday, February 16. He will be speaking to Dr. Robert Wallace’s sociology ...

McMurry Professor Advocates for Rural Health Care Needs in Washington D.C.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 — Dr. Paul Fabrizio spent last week in Washington, D.C. attending the National Rural Health Conference with McMurry alumna Kelly Cheek '99, the director of the Big Country Area Health Center (AHEC). They heard from seven U.S. senators of both ...

McMurry University, Parker University to Sign Early Admission Agreement

Monday, February 13, 2017 — McMurry University and Parker University will sign an early admission articulation agreement at a ceremony at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 14, in the lobby of the Finch-Gray Science Building. Under the early admission articulation agreement, ...

McMurry University Theatre to Present A Park from Noon to Night

Friday, February 10, 2017 — The McMurry Department of Theatre is staging a production of A Park from Noon to Night, written by McMurry alumnus Charles Hughes ’16. The performances run Feb. 23-25 and March 2-4, in the Ryan Little Theatre. Curtain time is 7:30 ...

McMurry Students Perform at Texas Music Education Association

Thursday, February 09, 2017 — Six McMurry University band students from the McMurry Trumpet Ensemble performed for high schools and a Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) showcase in San Antonio February 7-10. Performing were Josh Mendoza of Winters, Texas; Karissa Means ...

McMurry University Reporting Strong Increase in Spring 2017 Enrollment

Wednesday, February 01, 2017 — McMurry University is reporting 998 total students enrolled for the Spring 2017 semester, an 8 percent increase in total student enrollment over the 915 students enrolled last Spring, McMurry officials announced today. “Our strong ...

Former McMurry Athlete/Coach Honored on "Good Morning America!"

Wednesday, February 01, 2017 —  McMurry University’s athletics family extends its congratulations to one of its own – Coach Phillip Rhodes (Cl. 1984) of Childress (Texas) High School – who was honored today live on “Good Morning ...

McMurry Student Thierry Tchenko to Attend National Prayer Breakfast

Thursday, January 26, 2017 — McMurry University Student Government President Thierry Tchenko will be one of only 80 students from across the United States attending the 65th Annual National Prayer Breakfast on February 2, 2017. Tchencko was nominated by Tracey Mann ...

McMurry University Professors Receive Research Grants From KIVA Exes Association

Thursday, January 26, 2017 — McMurry University Professors Dr. Tina Bertrand and Dr. Jerry Hollingsworth are the recipients of KIVA Exes Association Faculty/Staff Development and Research Fund for this academic year. The KIVA Award was established in 1991 by the KIVA Exes ...

Brunetti to be First Speaker at McMurry’s Johnson School of Business Monthly Series

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 — McMurry University alumna Tamika Thurman Brunetti ’02 will be the first speaker in a monthly series sponsored by the Walter F. and Virginia Johnson School of Business at 11 a.m. Friday, January 27, in the Old Main Mathews ...

McMurry University Faculty and Student News

Monday, January 23, 2017 — Below are news items of interest from McMurry University faculty and students. Dr. Joel Olufowote presented his latest scholarly work, “The Andragogical Case for Sport: A 'Knowlesian' approach to Teaching Political ...

Ceramic Exhibition and Workshop at McMurry University

Monday, January 23, 2017 — Dallas clay artist Rebecca Boatman will present her work “Transitions” in the Amy Graves Ryan Fine Arts Gallery at McMurry University with an opening reception and gallery talk from 5-6:30 p.m. on Friday, February 10, ...

McMurry's Parris Family to Receive 2017 Big Country Athletic Hall of Fame Legacy Award

Thursday, January 19, 2017 — McMurry University’s “first family of track and field” – Rickey, Pug and Brad Parris – will be given the 2017 Legacy Award by the Big Country Athletic Hall of Fame, it was announced today. The ...

McMurry University to host Blood Drive

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 — Meek Blood Center is conducting a blood drive competition between McMurry University and Hardin-Simmons University as part of the cross town rivalry week. The Meek Blood Center Donation van will be in the Garrison Campus Center parking lot on ...

McMurry to Offer Spring Group Exercise Classes

Tuesday, January 10, 2017 — McMurry University will begin spring semester open-to-the-public group exercise classes on Tuesday, January 17.  Classes include Aquatic Fitness, Yoga, Low Impact Aerobics, and Zumba around the noon hour and at 5:30 and 6:30 ...